DEPTH: 10-35 FEET (3-11 M)
Diamond Reef is a friendly little
reef just right for brand new divers or snorkelers,
and perfect for a quiet afternoon spent puttering around
underwater. It is an exquisite night dive. Out in the
sand, adjacent to the reef, is a colony of garden eels.
These often over looked residents of the sand flats
look like a field of sea grass waving in the breeze.
just the head and upper body of these pencil-thin eels
protrudes from a permanent burrow. Approach too closely
and they will, almost imperceptibly, slip back into
their burrows and disappear. Stretch out on the sand
and crawl right up to the coral for an intimate and
prolonged observation of all the tiny creatures inhabiting
a single coral head. You can get within inches of the
coral without touching or damaging it by coming in
slowly on the sand. After you've ambled down the reef
for a while return to your boat along the top of the
reef, looking for blue chromis, tiny wrasses and parrotfishes.
Text extracted from Diving
British Virgin Islands